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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon barrel aged


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (916) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Shared 15cl tap @ Winterbierfestival Gouda. Body is oplalescent, ruby-brown, Head is very tiny, beige, fully diminishing, no lacing. Nose is distilled liquor, Aroma is burnt, mild coffee, herbs, cognac, resing Taste is heavy sweet, medium bitter, Finish is heavy sweet, medium bitter, medium fruity sour, long sweet duration. Full body, sticky texture, flat carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ShivanDragon (2254) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
donker bruin met rode gloed, minimale witte kraag. Aroma van mout, zoet, alcohol, en volle graan. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, zeer sterk, redelijk fruitig (rozijn), sterk moutig/granig, volle body, romig en glad mondgevoel, zacht, lage co2, lange en zoetige afdronk. Voor een Barley Wine wel erg zacht in de mond, gevaar is het alcoholpercentage, deze valt eigenlijk niet op (daarentegen ben ik al een avondje aan het opbouwen ;) ) . al met al prima BW. !

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle nr 30 from a fellow beer connaiseur friend who bought it at the 2012 ACBF Alvinne festival in Moen - Belgium. Sirupy dark golden pour with no head. Aroma is wort and hint of vanilla. Reminds me of the Amarillo wort aromas of De Molen. Hay, barnyard, dried grass, oak and strong aged madeira wine esters. Soury whiskey flavours. Very sugarry that tones down flavours and makes it a flat aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2887) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Brownish beer with a body of sweet malt. Notes of raisin, dark fruits and of course the delicious bourbon. The beer leaves a warming glow, although the alcohol is quite well hidden in the taste. Very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10462) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit keiner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack malzig süß, sehr alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig, schwer trinkbar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at Biercab. Dark copper colour. Borubon, vanilla, caramel and malt aroma. Bourbon, caramel, sweet taste. Some maltiness, dark fruits. Full body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (12638) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
Zu süßer Antrunk, der auf der anderen Seite für den Alkoholgehalt gerechtfertigt ist. Süß, nicht ganz rund, definitiv ein Dessertbier. Leicht fruchtig, schwer. 11/12/11/10/11/11

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - JAN 12, 2014
Dietro ognuno degli enigmatici nomi stampati sulle etichette De Molen si cela un segreto. Il segreto di questo è una birra maestosa, vellutata, irresistibile. Il gusto leggermente dolce, con note di vaniglia e strascichi che profumano di grossi tronchi lasciati a seccare al sole, viene ammantato da un velo torrefatto e caldo che la eleva ad altezze sublimi. Birra e whisky sono davvero fatti l’uno per l’altra; e le loro lune di miele trascorse nel buio seducente di una botte generano vera e propria magia.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Really werid aroma - wet dog, cardboard, bread, bourbon, caramelly, and earthy aroma. Taste is sweet, brandy-ish, caramel, toffee, light cardboard, tangy, dark fruits, licorice, and bread. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s palace picked up at De Molen. Pours a murky dark reddish orange appearance with a thin head. A bit goopy caramel, somewhat fruity, a bit herbal/celery, tangy aroma. Syrupy caramel, red fruity, herbal, goopy, a bit boozy whiskey, lightly oxidized flavor. Not the best and kind of disappointing.


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